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Important Dates and Events

Admissions Events

In Person Open House:

Sunday, November 7 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us in person to tour campus, speak to member of our community and learn all you need to know about Bishop Stang High School. Pre-registration will be required and all current COVID19 protocols will be required. More information to follow.

  • Student led Campus Tour
  • Faculty Presentations
  • Athletic and Co-Curricular Activity Representatives
  • Information on the College Gateway Program, The Pathways Approach; Learning Difference Program, Financial Assistance and Transportation.
Pre-register to get the Zoom link: Open House Tour Registration

Virtual Fall Open House:

Tuesday, November 9 at 6:30 pm

Join us on a Zoom call to learn what so many families have already discovered; the difference of the Bishop Stang High School experience. This is the perfect event for any student (and their families) who are considering Bishop Stang. Select members of our community will be available to talk about the opportunities awaiting you and help answer your questions. 
Pre-register to get the Zoom link: Open House Tour Registration


In Person Campus Tours:

If you were unable to attend Open House, feel free to join us for an in person campus tour with a current student. Admissions Office Staff will be available to answer questions about the application process. Current tour dates are posted in the pre-registration form.
*Pre-Registration is required for tours:  In-Person Campus Tour Registration

Placement Exam:

2021 Testing Plans: Scholastic Testing Services will not offer a virtual testing option this year. We will hold in-person testing on the following dates. Please contact Mrs. Nicole Dias with questions @ 508-996-5602 x421 or
    • Saturday, December 4 from 8:00 am - 11:30 am. (please arrive before 7:45 am)
      Saturday, December 11 from 8:00 am - 11:30 am. (please arrive before 7:45 am)
    • Exam Fee: $20.00
    • Testing accommodations allowed with documentation only. See details below.
    • Pre-registration is REQUIRED: Click HERE for Placement Exam Pre-Registration
      • Registration for the Saturday, December 4 exam will close on Wednesday, December 1
      • Registration for the Saturday, December 11 exam will close on Wednesday, December 8

Bishop Stang will offer the Scholastic Testing High School Placement Test (HSPT) in-person on our campus. This year, Scholastic Testing Services is not allowing the exam to be administered virtually. Students should only take this exam once. Results of the exam will be forwarded to families in February. 

Bishop Stang uses the results of the placement exam to assist in course level placement only. There is no pass/fail grade required for admission. Students interested in attending Bishop Stang High School are encouraged to take the exam through us as this ensures that the results are sent directly back to Bishop Stang. However, we will accept results of the HSPT taken at other schools as well as the SSAT. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that scores from exams not taken at Bishop Stang are submitted by deadline dates. Students who take the HSPT through Bishop Stang High School are considered for the Father Mullaney Merit Scholarship, which awards $1000 toward freshman year tuition for the Top Ten testers.

  • Exam fee: $20.00.
  • Calculators or similar devices are not allowed during the exam. 
  • Students testing in-person, will be provided with pencils. They may bring a cell phone but it must be powered off for the duration of the exam. 
  • Special note for Diocese of Fall River Catholic School students. All 8th graders at a DFRCS will take the Scholastic HSPT Placement Exam at their respective schools on Friday, December 3, 2021. Catholic schools in the Greater New Bedford area will have their exam results processed through Bishop Stang HS and do not need to pre-register or pay the exam fee. DFRCS applicants from other area schools, may forward their results to Bishop Stang High School to be considered for the Father Mullaney Merit Scholarship. Students take the HSPT only once. If a student does take the exam a second time, only the lower of the two exam scores will qualify for the merit scholarship.
  • Requests for the HSPT results to be forwarded to another school, must be indicated on the pre-registration form or emailed to Mrs. Payette at Please include the school name, the contact information of the person to receive the results, as well as a fax number or email address. Results generally arrive back to Bishop Stang in early January and will be forwarded to the requested schools as soon as possible upon their receipt. 
  • Any student who will require testing accommodations, such as extended time, must indicate this on the pre-registration form and submit documentation supporting the accommodation to Mrs. Dias 48 hours prior to the exam Nicole Dias @ 508-996-5602 x421 or

Admissions Timeline

  • November 7, 2021 - In -Person Open House at 12:00 pm
  • November 9, 2021 - Virtual Open House at 6:30 pm. Pre-register to get the link: Open House Registration Form 
  • December 3, 2021 - Freshman online application submission date suggested. This will allow schools and recommenders ample time to have all supporting paperwork submitted by January 7.
  • December 4 or 11, 2021 - Placement Exam at 8:00 am (7:45 am arrival time). Currently planning for in-person testing only. Pre-registration required, walk-ins cannot be accommodated this year. Placement Exam Registration Form. Registration will close 72 hours in advance of either exam.
  • January 7, 2022 - Completed Freshman Application Kits & Financial Aid Application are due to our Admissions Office to be considered for the first round of acceptances. We suggest submitting the admissions application by December 3 as noted above.
  • January 24, 2022 - First Round Acceptance Letters for freshman applicants will be mailed out.
  • February 14, 2022 - $500 non-refundable deposit is due to hold a place in next year's freshman class ($350 of the deposit is applied toward tuition upon matriculation).
  • March 1, 2022 - Completed Financial Assistance Applications due to FACTS.
  • March 8, 2022 - Incoming Freshman Course Registration Night currently planned for 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. All deposited students and their parents are invited to meet with Administrators, Department Chairpersons and Guidance Counselors, in order to review course choices, course level placements recommendations, HSPT placement exam results, FACTS Tuition Management Program, transportation options, uniforms and other topics pertinent to enrolling at Bishop Stang High School.